EAST BROOKFIELD, Mass. (AP) — An 18-year-old Anna Maria College student has been held on $50,000 bail after allegedly threatening the school during a video game.

The Worcester Telegram and Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/YOAQ85) that Thomas Frongillo of Oxford, a criminal justice student, was arraigned Thursday on a charge of threatening to commit a crime.

Prosecutor Michael Luzzo said Frongillo was playing a video game when he typed "I'm shooting up my school tomorrow" and indicated he knew how to use guns.

Defense attorney Michael Reno said Frongillo's comments were "a harmless jest" and he never intended an attack. He said Reno wants to be a police officer.

Paxton police called Frongillo Thursday morning and barred him the campus after the video game operator reported his comment to police. Frongillo went with his mother to the police department, where he was arrested.


Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com